9780205883226

Along These Lines : Writing Sentences and Paragraphs (with MyWritingLab with Pearson EText)

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  • ISBN13:

    9780205883226

  • ISBN10:

    0205883222

  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Package
  • Copyright: 12/28/2011
  • Publisher: Longman
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Summary

Along These Lines: Writing Sentences and Paragraphs, 5/e prepares developmental writing students for success in future composition courses by offering thorough grammar instruction and in-depth coverage/reinforcement of the writing process. Filled with individual and collaborative exercises as well as practical writing applications, the text begins with the principles of grammar and progresses to comprehensive chapters on crafting paragraphs and short essays. ATL/ S&Palso includes a chapter on "Writing from Reading," incorporates appealing visuals, offers topical, thought-provoking readings, and provides numerous writing options to engage students as they sharpen their critical- thinking and writing skills.

Table of Contents

Part I: Sentence-Level Skills

1. The Simple Sentence

2. Beyond the Simple Sentence: Coordination

3. Avoiding Run-On Sentences and Comma Splices

4. Beyond the Simple Sentence: Subordination

5. Combining Sentences: A Review of Your Options

6. Avoiding Sentence Fragments

7. Using Parallelism in Sentences

8. Using Adjectives and Adverbs

9. Correcting Problems with Modifiers

10. Verbs: The Four Main Verbs

11. More on Verb Tenses

12. Verbs: Consistency and Voice

13. Making Subjects and Verbs Agree

14. Using Pronouns Correctly: Agreement and Reference

15. Using Pronouns Correctly: Consistency and Case

16. Punctuation

17. Spelling

18. Words that Sound Alike/Look Alike

19. Using Prepositions Correctly

 

Part II: Writing in Stages: The Process Approach

20. Writing a Paragraph: Prewriting

21. Writing a Paragraph: Planning

22. Writing a Paragraph: Drafting and Revising

23. Writing a Paragraph: Proofreading

24. Writing a Narrative Paragraph

25. Writing a Descriptive Paragraph

26. Writing an Illustration Paragraph

27. Writing a Process Paragraph

28. Moving from Paragraphs to Essays

29. Writing from Reading

 

Appendix A: Readings for Writers

Appendix B: Grammar Practice for Nonnative Speakers

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